Friday, May 20, 2011

Don't You Rock My Boat! [Explored]

Via Flickr:
Location: Pathio, Chumphon Thailand

The beach is located on the East side (Gulf of Thailand) of the skinniest part of Southern Thailand. Andaman Sea is on the West side. The Gulf color tends to be aqua or green due to algae and nutrients while the Andaman Sea is more blue.

Chumphon is a Thai Province not overly developed and bombarded with tourism yet. Since it's on the Gulf side, it's protected from Tsunami. The Gulf is also popular among scuba divers (like myself) and best visited in Summer and Fall. Andaman Sea is a more favorable choice among divers in Winter and Spring to avoid monsoon in the Gulf.

Side note: The locals consider their country a two-system climate: hot and f-ing hot, so I was told. In all seriousness, their cool season (our Winter) is just perfect.

[Explored 2011.05.16]

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